Genuinely sexy, dark and subversive but also freaking weirdly hilarious. The Nervous Breakdown Bad Marie is the story of Marie, tall, voluptuous, beautiful, thirty years old, and fresh from six years in...
Marcy Dermansky is the author of Bad Marie and Twins.
On the eve of their thirteenth birthday, identical twins Chloe and Sue agree to get matching tattoos to prove their bond is stronger than DNA.
"A brainy, emotionally sophisticated bildungsroman-for-two." The New York Times (an Editor's Choice Pick)
Bad Marie was a Barnes and Noble Fall Discover Great New Writers pick. Time Magazine pronounced Bad Marie “irresistible.” “Deliciously wicked,” proclaimed Slate. “Bad-ass,” said Esquire Magazine, naming Bad Marie one of the top novels of 2010.
Marcy’s first novel Twins was a New York Times Editors Choice Pick: “A brainy, emotionally sophisticated bildungsroman-for-two.” Years later, readers continue to write to Marcy about the ending, wanting to know if Chloe made the basket.
Marcy’s short fiction has been published widely in literal journals and anthologies, including Salon.com, FiveChapters, McSweeney’s, Indiana Review, and The Mississippi Review. A former MacDowell fellow, Marcy is the winner of the Smallmouth Press Andre Dubus Novella Award and Story Magazine’s Carson McCullers short story prize.
Her stories have been anthologized in Forgotten Borough: Writers Come to Terms with Queens and Love Stories: A Literary Companion to Tennis. Her essay “Maybe, I Loved You” appears in the anthology Goodbye To All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York.
“Waiting For Big Bird” is part of Forgotten Borough: Writers Come to Terms with Queens, and “Adults at Home,” the title story of Marcy’s graduate thesis, was first published in Indiana Review and then reprinted in Love Stores: A Literary Companion to Tennis and later in the online journal Fifty-Two Stories.read more
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